As a collage artist my paper collection is an ever growing pile of yumminess… I love my paper stash a lot, as you know. But my apartment is very small, and my home studio already takes up a lot of room here. I don’t really want the paper stash to take over my life… Instead of trashing I’ve been sorting some of it into goodie bags, and adding them to my Etsy Shop!
Even creating the packaging is fun, and I’ve got a couple more that I need to fill. With the help of pretty tape and those photo album dividers (recycling paper of course!) I created transparent envelopes for my kits, and filled them with a little of this, and a little of that…
A kit of Yummy Bits of Paper Scraps might include all but at least some; postal stamps, images from magazines and vintage books, labels, bits of wrapping paper, stickers, wall paper, text book pages, postcards, painted paper, my doodles, Swedish tickets, prints, die cuts, and more!
These are all things I need to let go of. Things that you might incorporate into your collage work, art journal, scrapbook, vision board, inspiration sketchbook, glue book, notebook or any other creative paper craft that you can dream up!
Anyone who has a crush on paper knows how hard it is to dispose of it, right? It’s impossible! It’s just so filled with potential. If you’re anything like me you will now need to go check out these and a few other goodies (quilted pillows! handmade journals!) in iHanna’s Etsy Shop.
Wishing you a Happy December month!
What do you do when your stash keeps growing, much faster than you can work through it?